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Pietro

Having grown up on the Island of Sicily, I was introduced to Croatia over a decade ago and I immediately fell in love. Like Sicily its adorned with spectacular coastline, charming Old Towns and warm and welcoming locals at every turn.

Pietro

Croatia Specialist

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Overview

  • from $5,030 PP
  • 13 Nights
  • Private Land Tour & Cruise
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC

Highlights

This adventure of a lifetime starts in the romantic city of Venice. Explore the enticing cobbled alleyways and picturesque canals before journeying to Croatia to experience many of its top highlights and hidden gems. Tour the Istrian countryside, famous for its wine and food, including rare truffles.

Famously Instagrammable Plitvice Lakes National Park is on the itinerary too, along with guided tours through ancient Split and Old City Dubrovnik. Island hop to Bol, Hvar, and lush Mljet with its salt lakes.

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  • Days 1/2
    • Venice

      • Private transfer to Venice hotel
      • Taste of Venice tour
  • Days 3/4
    • Rovinj

      • Transfer to Rovinj, Croatia
      • Private tour through Istria, including a wine tasting experience
  • Day 5
    • Plitvice Lakes

      • Private Tour of Plitvice Lakes
  • Days 6/7
    • Split

      • Transfer to Split
      • Guided tour of Split
      • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 8
    • Krka & Trogir

      • Guided tour and entrance to the Krka National Park
  • Day 9
    • Hvar

      • Wine tasting tour on Hvar Island
  • Day 10
    • Vis

      • Explore quaint & remote Vis Island, known as the 'Mediterranean as it once was.'
  • Day 11
    • Blue Cave & Korcula

      • OPTIONAL: Experience the magical Blue Cave
      • Guided walking tour of Korcula
  • Day 12
    • Mljet & Slano/Ston

      • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
      • Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Days 13/14
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
      • Departure transfer to airport or hotel
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Venice

    Venice's Grand Canal, Italy

    Begin your luxury cruise and land adventure in the romantic city of Venice. A private transfer will bring you to your Venice hotel where you’ll have the afternoon to leisurely explore on your own. You might want to wander through Dorsoduro, an ideal neighborhood on the southwest side of town, filled with canals and art museums while offering the chance to experience the authentic side of Venice away from the tourist crowds. You might shop at Calle Sant’Agnese and browse the art at Gallerie dell’Accademia.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Hotel Accommodation Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo

    Day 2 Venice

    Venice

    Meet your local guide at iconic St. Mark’s Square for this tour that will give you a taste of what Venice has to offer. As you explore the sights, you’ll learn more about the history and other interesting tidbits about what you’re seeing from your guide. Start by admiring the impressive gothic-style Doge’s Palace and then visit the famous Bridge of Sighs which connects the place to what once was a prison. Continue your tour by marveling at the clock and bell towers that are part of the cathedral adjacent to the Loggetta, and the Marciana Library. Next, your guide will lead you on a stroll through the narrow, winding streets of the city to the Grand Canal and the Rialto area known for its bustling markets and the monumental bridge that crosses the canal.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Venice
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo

    Day 3 Rovinj

    Aerial shoot of Rovinj

    After exploring Venice and its winding canals, you will continue to Rovinj. A water taxi will take you to Piazzale Roma where a car will be waiting to take you the rest of the way to Rovinj, Croatia. Check into your hotel this afternoon and relax for the rest of the day.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel Adriatic

    Day 4 Rovinj

    Truffle Hunting, Motovun

    Take a tour of the picturesque Istrian countryside today – a place that’s often likened to Tuscany without the crowds. It’s renowned for its truffles, wine, and enchanting hilltop medieval villages. You will visit two of the most idyllic and ancient hilltop communities in Croatia: first Grozjnan with its breath-taking panoramic views, then Motovun, arguably Istria’s most beautiful hill town, and then a center for the local truffle industry. Enjoy time to savor the views and walk between numerous galleries and shops. During the tour you will be taken to two high-end wineries, enjoying tastings in each accompanied by delectable local snacks.

    • Excursions Included Private tour through Istria, including a wine tasting experience
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel Adriatic

    Day 5 Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Plitvice

    Leave the beautiful Istrian peninsula behind to make your way to Plitvice Lakes National Park. This stunning conservation area is one of those bucket-list places and you will spend a day exploring it. It consists of 16 interlinked lakes and magnificent waterfalls, connected via wooden pathways. Plitvice is more than waterfalls and lakes: it’s a haven for flora and fauna. Explore the National Park by walking the pathways to get close to waterfalls and crystal-clear water of the lakes, enjoying a tranquil boat ride across the lake, or riding on a scenic train, admiring the lush forest.

    • Excursions Included Private Tour of Plitvice Lakes
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel Degenija

    Day 6 Split

    Split

    Journey to Split this morning with a stop at a local eatery for lunch along the way. Upon your arrival to the ancient city that began when the Roman emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here more than 1,700 years ago, enjoy a walk through the maze-like 4th-century palace. Discover sights that you may have glimpsed in the hit show “Game of Thrones,” as well as landmarks with influences by the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. Marvel at the Cathedral of Saint Dominus, one of the oldest Catholic cathedrals in the world, constructed in 305 AD, and then enjoy the many unique shops, trendy cafes, and enticing restaurants. Relax on the palm-lined seafront promenade with a refreshing drink and then perhaps climb Marjan hill for a bird’s-eye view of the city and the sea.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Villa Split Heritage Hotel

    Day 7 Split

    Split

    The cruising portion of your journey begins today, with your luxury ship waiting in Split’s Riva Harbour. You’ll be able to board throughout the day, with plenty of time to explore more of the city. You will be met by your driver and transferred to the harbor where you will board your ship, check-in is from 1 pm. Then relax in your spacious cabin before joining a guided tour of the beautiful historical town of Split. Split is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts an abundance of classic Roman architecture, which includes the splendid Diocletian Palace. After your tour, you will return to the boat and enjoy the evening with a three-course welcome dinner and welcome speech from the crew where they will go through the plan for your week on board.

    • Excursions Included Expert guided tour of Split
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

    Day 8 Krka & Trogir

    Krka river and waterfalls

    We’ll set sail this morning, heading toward the charming medieval town of Trogir. This UNESCO-listed gem with its pristine marina is often compared to a mini-Venice. On route to Trogir, the captain will find a secluded spot for you to enjoy the first swim stop of your cruise from the back of the boat. On arrival, we have a fabulous trip to the stunning Krka Waterfalls National Park planned. Enjoy the afternoon admiring the beautiful waterfalls and lakes and stroll along pathways winding through the lush flora. Enjoy a picturesque photo stop in front of the stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour and entrance to the Krka National Park
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 9 Hvar

    Tomic Winery Hvar - UC

    We cruise towards Bol, where you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the beautiful Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach. We will cruise towards the beautiful island of Hvar, with a swim stop in a one of the many magnificent coves and bays in the area. Hvar has become known as the meeting place for the international jet set and is a wonderful island-hopping destination. The first stop is an opportunity for you to sample some locally produced wines at a very sought after family winery. We then continue on to the cosmopolitan town of Hvar, where you will have free time to explore this picturesque town at your leisure.

    • Excursions Included Wine tasting tour on Hvar Island
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 10 Vis

    Today we sail to the peaceful island of Vis, famed for its seclusion and isolation. To get to Vis we sail through the beautiful Pakleni island archipelago which is known for its stunning secluded bays with crystal clear water. Our captain will dock in one of these bays giving the guests an extended swim stop and time to snorkel or use the various water toys on the yacht. We will arrive in Vis in the mid-afternoon. Vis was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base and off-limits to visitors. Due to the island’s seclusion and isolation, Vis has retained a very unique charm that typifies ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring the picturesque town of Vis with its charming seafront cafes and labyrinth of quaint streets. If you are feeling energetic take a walk up to Fort George which enjoys breathtaking views over Vis and is a gorgeous spot to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 11 Blue Cave & Korcula

    Blue Cave, Bisevo

    We have an early start this morning as we set off from Vis and head to the Island of Bisevo, home to the magical Blue Cave. Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful natural phenomenon and marvel at the beautiful colors that will mesmerize you. We then continue to the island of Korcula. Korcula is the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo and boasts many historical places of interest that you can visit and explore. Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a city tour, that includes a comfortable stroll through some of the town’s quaint and charming narrow and cobbled streets.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally) & Guided walking tour of Korcula
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 12 Mljet & Slano/Ston

    Oyster & Wine Tour, Croatia

    Today we depart early to visit the tranquil and stunning Mljet National Park. On arrival, our cruise director will take you for a stroll to visit the famous salt lakes, situated in the heart of this tranquil national park. We sail on to the charming village of Slano, situated on the mainland. It is a peaceful traditional fishermen’s village and the entrance point to Ston, another small fortified village that is famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts, we will take you to an oyster farm, where you can sample delicious fresh oysters. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Dinner on board, with live music and entertainment.

    • Excursions Included Entrance to the Mljet National Park & Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
    • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch and Captain’s Dinner

    Day 13 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik, Pile Gate

    On the final day of your cruise, we will depart early to Dubrovnik. The ancient city boasts many historical buildings that date back to the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Our guide will take you on a panoramic drive with incredible photo opportunities. The famous city of Dubrovnik is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and your guide is on hand to show you many of the most popular historical and cultural attractions.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Dubrovnik
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 14 Departure

    Dubrovnik

    Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when sharing so many memorable experiences, but after breakfast it will be time for farewells to the captain, crew and new friends made as you take private transfer to your onward hotel or Dubrovnik Airport.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Rovinj

      Want to extend your trip?

      If you are looking to extend your stay in Croatia or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.

    Our Signature Cruise Ships

    MV Memories

    MV Memories

    The MV Memories was launched in the spring of 2020. This signature cruise ship offers 19 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 38 guests. The ship features 10 VIP & 1 Superior VIP Deck Cabins with private balconies. You can enjoy the first-class facilities on board the ship, state-of-the-art technology, sun-loungers on the upper deck, and a Jacuzzi to relax in. Soak up the scenery as you travel in style to the beautiful islands of Croatia.

    What’s Included

    • 4-star hotel stays on a B&B basis in Venice (2 nights), Rovinj (2 nights), the Plitvice Lakes area (1 night) and Split (1 night)
    • Guided tour of Venice
    • Private tour through Istria, including a wine tasting experience
    • Private tour of Plitvice Lakes
    • All private transfers
    • 7 nights of luxury cruising from Split to Dubrovnik in your choice of cabin
    • Buffet-style breakfast served daily plus six 3-course lunches on the cruise
    • Three-course welcome dinner
    • Three-course captains dinner with live entertainment
    • Fresh fruit available daily
    • Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee on the ship
    • Guided tours led by English-speaking guides in Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
    • Cabin service provided daily
    • Wi-Fi available onboard
    • Professional cruise manager provided throughout the trip
    • Baggage handling
    • Daily swim stops while on the cruise
    • Visitors taxes and port fees

    What's Not Included

    • Arrival flight to Italy / Departure flight from Croatia
    • Gratuities
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Price based on double occupancy in a double or twin room. Single Supplement in lower deck cabins of 60-80%

    Departure Dates

    Please select your year of departure.

    2023

    • May

      May 02, 2023May 09, 2023May 16, 2023May 23, 2023May 30, 2023
    • June

      Jun 06, 2023Jun 13, 2023Jun 20, 2023Jun 27, 2023
    • July

      Jul 04, 2023Jul 11, 2023Jul 18, 2023Jul 25, 2023
    • August

      Aug 01, 2023Aug 08, 2023Aug 15, 2023Aug 22, 2023Aug 29, 2023
    • September

      Sep 05, 2023Sep 12, 2023Sep 19, 2023Sep 26, 2023
    • October

      Oct 03, 2023Oct 10, 2023

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